Kibbutznik Speaks Out On Geneva

MEMRI staff member Ezra Dalumi has strong criticism for the "professional 'peace' bureaucrats, for whom the holy goal of peace has turned into a form of recreation and employment."

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MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) staff member Ezra Dalumi has strong criticism for the "professional 'peace' bureaucrats, for whom the holy goal of peace has turned into a form of recreation and employment."

Arutz-7's Ruti Avraham reports that Dalumi writes in an article in his Kibbutz Rosh HaNikra's local journal, "About a year ago, at a lecture in MEMRI, Prof. Shlomo Ben-Ami [a minister in Ehud Barak's government who was heavily involved in the post-Camp David negotiations in Taba in January 2001] admitted that there was no chance of reaching an agreement in Taba. When someone reminded him that Labor had claimed during the election campaign immediately after the Taba talks that peace could have been reached had the talks lasted two more weeks, Ben-Ami responded, 'People say all sorts of things during an election campaign.'"

Prof. Yehoshua Porat, who once ran for Knesset on the left-wing Meretz party list, agrees with this claim. He told Arutz-7 in June 2001 that Yossi Beilin had "simply lied" when he said that an agreement was very close to being achieved in Taba. "This lie was spread by Yossi Beilin," agrees Dalumi in his Kibbutz journal article.

"One would think," wrote Dalumi, a contributor to the Hebrew news site NFC, "that Ami Ayalon, who has his own peace plan with Sari Nusseibeh, would have accepted the Geneva plan with open arms. But the fact is that Ayalon objects to it, saying that the Geneva understandings are 'less designed to bring peace, and more designed to topple the Israeli government and bring the Geneva initiators to power.'"

More excerpts from Dalumi, who recently traveled the Far East to meet Australians and others who once volunteered in Rosh HaNikra:
"The Geneva understandings are Oslo II, with the same arrogance of those who think they know everything, and the same dangers - except that this time they made sure to blur them. The light-headedness with which Beilin and his friends relate to the demand by Arafat and the PLO for the implementation of the 'right of return' is frightening. Whoever scorns his own principles thinks that the other side behaves the same. For this shallow thinking, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have paid with their lives over the last decade."


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